Celebrate Poetry Month

@ NCJH Library!

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April is National Poetry Month

Check out a Poetry Book!

Poetry books live in the 800 section of our library! See one of the library staff for help finding a great poetry book.

Naomi Shihab Nye Reads a Poem

Kindness by Naomi Shihab Nye

Participate in a "Poem in Your Pocket" Day!

April 30th is National Poem in Your Pocket Day. You can easily participate in this fun event.


  • Get a pocket poem from your homeroom teacher
  • Carry it with you all day long.
  • Find other people who are carrying the same poem.
  • Ask someone to recite their poem for you.
  • Offer to recite your poem for someone else.

Charles R Smith Jr. Reads a Poem

B-Ball Be - Charles R. Smith Jr.